Good Ol' Days

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by rebelzgrl76, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member


    Scenario: Jack goes duck hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
    1973- Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.
    2006- School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
    1973- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
    2006- Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
    1973- Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.
    2006- Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie.. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping
    1973- Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
    2006- Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

    Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
    1973- Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
    2006- Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
    1973: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
    2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationall y explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.

    Scenario :
    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
    1973- Ants die.
    2006- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him to comfort him.
    1973- In a short time Johnny feel s better and goes on playing.
    2006- Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy
  2. pphillips

    pphillips New Member

    Scenario :
    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
    1973- Ants die.


    did PETA get involved?

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    The Good ole Days are a thing of the past. Common sense is gone. Trust or faith in man is forgotten. Our goverment wants to control everyone with new laws and regulations while they look the people in the face and lie like a dog. Yes, I agree. this is a scary time in which we live. Thanks for a wake up call.:big_smile:
  4. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat Well-Known Member

    This IS the good 'ol days, we just don't know it So true though. Good post.
  5. Ghost River

    Ghost River New Member

    How sad would that be
  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

    Little Rock, AR
    1953: Johnny removes fuse from firecracker, breaks it in half so that when a flame is applied, it will spew sparks. Digs small hole in clay bank. Places .22 bullet in hole with broken firecracker behind it. Applies fire. Firecracker spews. Bullet explodes. It's amazing what we used to do for fun, isn't it?
  7. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

    Oakwood Georgia
    Aint that the truth LOL sad but true
  8. bwillaub

    bwillaub New Member

    I was a bit of a "wild one" growing up in Alabama. My Grandmother always told me that I wouldn't live past 18. I finally turned 18 in 1975 and I sent her a birthday card on my birthday every year till she passed away 6 years ago. I still miss her. She was a SAINT.
  9. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

    Birmingham, AL
    Thats the truth right there, schools are nuts these days. My school suspends ANYONE involved IN ANY WAY in a fight for a minimum of 3 days. They dont give a hoot who started it. They dont care if you were defending yourself. Some schools, anyone in a fight goes straight to 24 hour lock-up.